The Heat: World hunger

The Heat

The Heat: World hungerFILE – In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, some of thousands of people walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. The new American director of the World Food Program, David Beasley, called the suffering in South Sudan’s famine “deplorable” as he visited the country Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and called on the government to allow aid groups safe access. (AP Photo, File)

The numbers are staggering. Nearly 800 million people go to bed on an empty stomach each night. One in three suffers from malnutrition.

The consequences go beyond poor health, pain and suffering – emotional and intellectual development is also affected.
There are myriad reasons why – poverty, food shortages, war and conflict, waste and climate change among them.

So as we approach World Hunger Day this Sunday, we take a look at one of civilizations greatest challenges.

CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.

To talking more about world hunger:

  • Suresh Babu, head of capacity strengthening at the International Food Policy Research Institute.
  • Babatunde Omilola, charge of development planning and inclusive sustainable growth at the U.N.’s Development Program.
  • Victor Gao, the Director of the China National Association of International Studies.
  • Joel Berg, the CEO of Hunger Free America.

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